Autism Spectrum Disorder And Autism

2310 Words Nov 30th, 2016 10 Pages
What is it like to be a direct family member to a person who has Autism? Growing up with a person with Autism can be a challenge for the whole family. However, a person with Autism teaches the people around them how to adjust to situations in different manners as opposed to the traditional ways that are inculcated. This report will consist of both my personal experience with my younger brother who lives with Autism as well as important details about Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction (Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet).” The spectrum described refers to the severity and the distinct forms the disorder presents in people with Autism. The severity can range from an individual who needs little to no assistance in their daily lives as well as those who are impaired and need assistance throughout. The distinct forms of Autism include intellectual disability, language impairment, Asperger syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet). Overall, Autism is a broad overview of different neurological disorders that are confronted by those diagnosed within the spectrum. To continue, Autism ranges in disorders as well as ranges in…
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